Optimist Solar and BESS Project
Clay County, Mississippi
On September 26, 2022, Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) issued a final Environmental Assessment (EA) and finding of no significant impact (FONSI) for its proposed power purchase agreement (PPA) with a solar generating facility in Clay County, Mississippi.
The Optimist Solar Facility would be constructed and operated by MS Solar 7, a subsidiary of Origis Energy, and include up to approximately 200 megawatts (MW) of alternating current output with a 50 MW AC – 200-megawatt hour (MWh) battery energy storage system (BESS). The proposed Solar Facility would occupy approximately 2,952 acres consisting of twenty-nine individual parcels of predominantly agricultural land. The Project Site is located northeast of the City of West Point, Mississippi.The EA evaluates the anticipated environmental impacts of the construction and operation of the solar generating facility and associated battery energy storage system, and can be found at the link below.
More information on this environmental review can be obtained from: